Of course, you’ll still recognize many of those staples that never seem to die from decade to decade — Cheerios, Lucky Charms and Rice Krispies, as just a few examples.
But do you remember (or did you even know about) Cheerios Millenios? Or how about Lucky Charms’ commemorative 1996 Olympics Edition — featuring six Olympics-themed marshmallows? And then there were the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sprinkle Spangles cereals, both of which had relatively limited runs in the 90s before being discontinued.
The more you think the cereal aisle stays the same, just a small peek back makes you realize that the options are forever in flux — and very much in step with special events and the pop culture trends of the times.
Check out these cereals from the 90s and tell us the favorites you remember, or let us know about any we missed.
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Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch cereal (1996)
Vintage 90s cereal: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1991)
The TMNT cereal had pizza-shaped — but not pizza-flavored! — marshmallows. (“It’s radical tasting cereal, dudes!”) Made by Ralston-Purina.
Kellogg’s Cinnamon Mini Buns cereal (1991)
Eating 70 cinnamon buns can be nutritious. Sounds incredible but it’s true.
Your kids can enjoy the taste of cinnamon buns for breakfast with no added fat. Or artificial flavors. Just corn and whole grain oats and plenty of the cinnamon crunchy taste they love. New Kellogg’s Cinnamon Mini-Buns. Little buns that are big on nutrition.
90s cereal: Berry Kix cereal – As marketed to parents (1993)
Looking for a good, wholesome kids’ cereal? Berry Berry Kix is a wise choice. That’s because it’s made with natural fruit flavors, real fruit juice, and less sugar than most kids’ cereals. And it’s got a fun, fruity flavor with a crisp, corn crunch.
Berry Berry Kix. Your kids will think it’s very good, while you re know it’s very smart.
Berry Kix cereal – As marketed to kids (1995)
Premium inside from Marvel Comics: Now, from the cereal that “berries” you in your favorite berry flavors: Marvel Overpower Card Game featuring the X-Men! 21 cards in all, 3 free in each marked box. For a limited time only in Berry Berry Kix!
Once in a lifetime! General Mills Millennios cereal, from Cheerios (1999)
Retro French Toast Crunch cereal (1990s)
1990s cereals: Kellogg’s Big Mixx cereal (1991)
Nutrition gone wild. Imagine a cereal made with four wholesome grains, no artificial colors or flavors, and less sugar than most other kids’ cereals.
Now imagine your kids actually liking it. Sounds wild, doesn’t it? Kelloggs’ Bigg Mixx. It’s a whole different animal for kids.
The good news Bears: Teddy Grahams Breakfast Bears graham cereal (1990)
Good news: Finally, there’s a breakfast cereal kids and moms can agree on — New Nabisco Teddy Grahams Breakfast Bears. (Read on, it gets better.)
Good news: It satisfies a kid’s sweet tooth with 35% less sugar than the leading kids’ cereals. (What they won’t miss won’t hurt them.)
Good news: It’s made with nutritious graham and whole wheat flour and supplies 25% of the recommended daily allowance of 8 essential vitamins and minerals. (We did all that for your peace of mind.)
Good news: It comes in three delicious flavors -honey cinnamon or chocolate — and stays crunchy in milk. (What good is all the goodness if they won’t eat it?)
New Teddy Grahams Breakfast Bears. The kids’ cereal made for moms.
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90s cereal: Sprinkle Spangles cereal from General Mills (1993)
90s cereal: Oatmeal that dares to be different (1997)
Everything good about oatmeal is even better in the daringly different taste of Oatmeal Crisp.
Oatmeal Crisp comes in Brown Sugar, Apple Cinnamon, and Raisin.
Hidden Treasures cereal (1990s)
Sweetened corn pillows filled with cherry, orange, or grape fruit-flavored centers
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Multi-Grain Cheerios Plus cereal (1997)
So much great taste and nutrition, it’s hard to fit it all in one box!
We took Multi-Grain Cheerios and added 100% of the ten vitamins and minerals. Then we made them taste even better. With four kinds of toasted O’s and a touch of brown sugar.
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Apple Cinnamon Cheerios cereal (1995)
Cap’n Crunch cereal by Quaker (1996)
Cap’n Crunch cereal: Major crunch effect! (1994)
Cap’N Crunch cereal… helps with homework? (1995)
Vintage Betty Crocker Cereals – Dutch Apple and Cinnamon Streusel (1996)
Seasonal Christmas Lucky Charms cereal (1990s)
Limited edition! Green tree marshmallows – From General Mills
Olympic Edition Lucky Charms Cereal (1996)
Frosted whole grain oat cereal with marshmallows — 6 new Olympic Games marshmallows
90s cereal: Post Great Grains cereal (1992)
Golden Raisin Crisp cereal from Post (1995)
1990s cereals: Post Honeycomb (1992)
Moms who care know they can always say yes to Honeycomb. That’s because Honeycomb has the nutrition moms can feel good about. Fat free. Nutritious corn and whole grain oats. ¢ 10 essential vitamins and minerals. No artificial flavorings.
Honeycomb gives kids the one-of-a-kind crunchy shape and great taste they love, too. So when your kids ask for Honeycomb, give them the answer you both feel good about. Yes.
Retro Razzle Dazzle Rice Krispies (1997)
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Quaker Oat Squares cereal with recipes (1992)
Vintage Crunch Berries cereal (1993)
1990s Quaker Life Cereal (1993)
Life, the delicious wholegrain Quaker oat cereal! Your kids will eat it!
Kellogg cereals vintage advertisement from 1996
Cereals shown include Frosted Flakes, Corn Pops, Special K, Corn Flakes, and Healthy Choice — plus you can see some low-fat Pop-Tarts
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Vintage Fruit Muesli cereal from the 90s
Retro flavors include: Raisins, dates & almonds –raisins, walnuts & cranberries — raisins, peaches & pecans
Cookie Crisp cereal (1994)
Dino Pebbles – Cereal treats recipe (1991)
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Fruity Pebbles cereal – Orange Pebbles contest – Post (1998)
Triples cereal – Marshmallow bars recipe (1992)
Vintage Trix cereal with lime green puffs (1991)
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Instant Quaker Oatmeal presents Kids’ Choice (1993)
Loved this stuff? See more flavors of vintage Quaker instant oatmeal here!
Nabisco Harvest Mornings hot cereal – Raspberry Danish flavor (1999)
Healthy Kellogg’s cereals being taste-tested (1990)
Cereals shown include Nutri-Grain, Kenmei Rice Bran, Product 19, All-Bran, Sustain, and Special K.
Honey Nut Cheerios cereal with free gummy bees candy (1991)
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1990s Malt-o-Meal bagged cereals (1992)
Bags of cereal shown: Toasty O’s, Honey & Nut Toasty O’s, Sugar Puffs, Tootie Fruities, Crisp’n Crackling Rice
New in 1998 – Marshmallow Blasted Froot Loops
Tropical frogs in Marshmallow Blasted Froot Loops (1999)
Millennium “2” shaped marshmallows in Marshmallow Blasted Froot Loops, for the year 2000 (1999)
Mini boxes of Kellogg’s Cereal (1995)
Cereals shown include Special K, Corn Flakes, Complete Bran Flakes, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Raisin Bran, Healthy Choice, Smacks, Rice Krispies, Granola, and Frosted Mini-Wheats.
Post’s Honey Nut Shredded Wheat (1997)
Sweet. And a little nutty. Not exactly what you’d expect from Shredded Wheat.
Retro 90s Oreo Os cereal (1998)
Oops All Berries – Cap’N Crunch cereal (1998)
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